General Benjamin Harrison — Relentless Foe of Labor: A Democratic Campaign Speech in Terre Haute, IN — Oct. 27, 1888
by Eugene V. Debs
Published as “Debs on Harrison” in Terre Haute Weekly Gazette, Nov. 1, 1888, part 2, page 1. Copy in Papers of Eugene V. Debs microfilm edition, reel 14.
Lengthy stenographic report of a campaign speech made on behalf of Democratic nominee for President Grover Cleveland (!!!) by Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman functionary Eugene V. Debs. Debs scours the Republican nominee for President, General Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, as unfit for the votes of workingmen, citing in detail his behavior on behalf of his employers, the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad, during the great strike of 1877.
The speech is approximately 6,000 words in length.
Content public domain, published in USA prior to 1923.
Edited by Tim Davenport for 1000 Flowers Publishing, 2017. Non-commercial reproduction permitted.
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